Signal Mountain brush fire contained

Signal Mountain brush fire contained

March 15th, 2011 by Staff Report in News

Fire personnel contained a 12- to 15-acre Signal Mountain brush fire fewer than four hours after it was reported, officials said.

The first emergency call came about 2:15 p.m. after a resident burning kudzu on Sunset Drive lost control of the fire, according to Hamilton County Emergency Services spokeswoman Amy Maxwell.

Rough terrain and narrow driveways plus the remoteness of the fire made battling the blaze difficult for firefighters, officials said, but more than 50 personnel from 12 different agencies were able to control the burning before it could damage homes or property.

The circumstances surrounding the cause of the fire are under investigation by the Tennessee Department of Forestry.